Today, I’d like to share a personal story about giving yourself permission to listen deeply to your creative soul.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for compositing. In recent years, thanks in part to Matt Kloskowski’s Photoshop Compositing Secrets book, Corey Barker’s Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers book, and the remarkable video tutorials of Joel Grimes, I’ve gone deeper
Photoshop's Black & White adjustment layer is a remarkable tool for converting color to black and white, yet it has a weakness. Using a single Black & White adjustment layer, you can't independently adjust tonality (brightness) of regions displaying the same color. For example, a blue car and a blue sky cannot be independently adjusted…until now! In this tutorial, I'll show you a simple way
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Photoshop offers numerous ways to add a color wash to a scene. The most common approach is to use a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer set to Colorize mode. Although this approach is capable of producing lovely results, a Gradient Map adjustment layer provides a more versatile solution
A few days ago, I received Corey Barker's remarkable book, Down & Dirty Tricks for Designers, in the mail. The book is loaded with inspiring effects, one of which I'd like to share with you today. We'll impart a unique illustrated appearance to a photo.
Thanks to iStockPhoto.com for providing today's gorgeous butterfly image and thanks to one of my favorite texture sources, Flypaper Textures,
Some days I ask myself if it's okay to have this much fun while working. Of course the response that always comes back is, "If I have fun, then my audience will have fun." And if you're having fun, my job is done.
Today, thanks to the wondrous Lloyd Williams, my workload feels lighter than ever. Lloyd spent hours creating the world's most addictive kaleidoscope
In the beginning, programmers created the internet, and behold--it was ugly. At the time, it didn't matter much though because people were so blown away at the ease of sharing information. Up until the turn of the millenia, all a website needed to be insanely popular was text and a few links. We can see this in the initial versions of sites such
How do I go about making a digital publication?
I hear these words frequently from clients and attendees of my classes and seminars. That's akin to saying, "I want to be an artist. How do I do that?" You have to ask yourself a lot of questions first—starting with deciding what kind of art you want to create.
It's the same with digital publications: You
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My musical photography collection was shot entirely in Wyoming, which is a strange segue for a city girl like me. I am a professional singer with a degree in photography and the singing definitely took precedence through my 20’s and 30’s.
When I “gave up” and moved from San Francisco, the city where I had hoped my dreams of making a living as a singer
True story: One afternoon I was walking in the woods at Sawhill Ponds on a mission to capture some birds of prey – in pixels of course. Contemplative photography has been a passion since the pre-digital days of Tri-X.
It was idyllic out there with the sounds of hidden life, under a mixed-cloud sky – great for contrast - and then, a human encounter: Homo